“Green Hornet” to Get 3D Treatment

The release date of Sony’s “Green Hornet” has been pushed back to allow producers to convert the film into 3D. Sony Pictures vice-chairman Jeff Blake said “Green Hornet,” directed by “Eternal Sunshine’s” Michel Gondry and starring Seth Rogen in the title role, will be shown during the Martin Luther King weekend from the original December holiday release schedule.

The extra weeks will allow editors to transform the film into 3D. Principal photography for “Green Hornet” has just wrap up while editing and special effects have yet to begin, making the 3D conversion easier. Blake said Gondry is supportive of the 3D treatment, which is the current trend in Hollywood today.

“Green Hornet’s” Jan. 14 play date moves it out of competition with similar 3D offerings like Disney’s “Tron” and Warner Bros.’s “Yogi Bear.” Affected by the “Green Hornet” move is the release of Screen Gems’ vampire thriller “Priest,” which will now be released in March 2011.